dead-beat

[ noun ded-beet; adjective ded-beet ]SEE DEFINITION OF dead-beat
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEAD-BEAT

So the guns were left, and by the evening of the next day the foot were dead-beat.

You're nothing but a renegade preacher, a dead-beat, and a hypocrite.

Escapements are of three classes: recoil, dead, or dead-beat; and detached.

I would, perhaps, be regarded as a dead-beat, but what of that?

Life is but a joke, but it isn't wise to let the dead-beat have the joke on you all the time.

If I should fall asleep on your sofa, don't waken me; I'm dead-beat.

He has been after all the fire-engines on foot, and is just come back, dead-beat.

Chief of all these is the fact that it is not what engineers call "dead-beat."

Although we were dead-beat the angel of sleep refused to come to us.

McKenna, dead-beat, gained the outlying logs and fell as he reached solid earth.

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